Bonita Lee Chastain, 60, of Carlisle, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at her home with family and friends by her side. She was born on December 27, 1958 and was a daughter of the late Linus Sweger, Sr. and Catherine L. (Seiders) Sweger. She was married for 30 years to the late Edward C. Chastain who passed away on Feb. 2, 2006.
Bonita was a 1976 graduate of Big Spring High School, Newville and earned her Bachelors’ degree with honors in Business Administration from DeVry University in 2015. She also graduated from the Franklin County Nursing Program in 1991. Bonita was an LPN and retired from Claremont Nursing Home, Carlisle after 25 years of service and a member of Huntsdale Church of the Brethren.
She is survived by two daughters; Clorissa L. and Misty M. Chastain both of Carlisle, her stepmother, Kathleen Sweger, her siblings; David (Brenda) Garland, Linus (Vonda) Sweger, Douglas (Lisa) Sweger, Leona Sweger and Francis Sweger, her friend of 30 years, Twyla Bollinger and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 in the Huntsdale Church of the Brethren, 170 Church Rd., Carlisle with Rev. Darlene Stouffer officiating. A viewing will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle and at the church on from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in the church cemetery followed by fellowship at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc. or American Cancer Society or to the American Diabetic Assoc. Visit www.Since1853.com to send condolences.